Blake Griffin

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin fractured his hand punching the team’s equipment manager when a bullying incident escalated out of control.

Griffin, 26, and Matias Testi were dining with Griffin’s teammate, center DeAndre Jordan, 27, and assistant athletic trainer Joe Resendez at Toronto’s Sotto Sotto restaurant on Jan. 23.

After teasing each other back and forth, Griffin reportedly stood up from the table and punched Testi. The other 2 men broke up the fight but Griffin pursued Testi outside and punched him repeatedly in the face.

Toronto police interviewed both men but Testi declined to press charges. He was treated at a Toronto hospital for minor facial injuries.

“Those guys are really close friends of mine, like brothers to me,” Jordan told the LA Times.

The NBA interviewed Jordan and Resendez about the incident. Jordan declined to elaborate when asked by the LA Times to discuss what happened.

“It’s a tough situation,” Jordan said. “Two guys that I’m super close with and it’s sticky, man. It’s tough.”

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers called the incident “frustrating” and a “Distraction.”

“This type of stuff shouldn’t happen, but it did, and it’s real life, and you have to deal with real life sometimes in our make-believe world,” he said.

Griffin apologized to the team’s fans on Twitter.com. He is expected to be out for 4-6 weeks.





  • jazmine

    Teasing each other back and forth isn’t bullying, sounds like the guy is funnier than Blake and he couldn’t handle the jokes

  • http://yeuphonic.com @yeuphonic

    He was Testi ng his limits. That’s all I’ve got.

  • jazmine

    Typical drunk jocs blakes dumb ass just messed around and hurt himself ???

  • PROPHETMAJOR

    Who cares tho? ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    This doesn’t sound like Bullying . from this story… both friends seem to be combative .. someone got tired and got slapped …… that’s it

  • Oh Tommie

    I dislike his face….sure wish I was there to hear those jokes! Dudes get more emo than us women sometimes…smh

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Agreed! Until I hear more details, that’s what I think.

  • Too Many Colors

    It took you ALL DAY to do this post? I asked for it way…you
    know what? Nvmd.

    ANYWAY. NBA is trying to suspend him. I don’t think he
    should be. This happened after hours. Not on the court. Not eem in this country.

    The end.

    Thanks for this post. All day I waited. While being left in that post downstairs. Looking at that boy who looks like the younger brother of Rocky Dennis AND Rocky Balboa.

    Ah Valued Rose,

    Dub

  • Sheila C

    it was over a groupie

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Agreed!
    I’m about to blow this popsicle stand anyhow 😀

    :nite:

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    When I saw this picture all I could think is that Blake could have killed lil’ man.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Just dumb.

  • Buttercup

    Lawd, my job brought in a margarita machine for the afternoon. I’m contemplating on having a second cup.

  • Too Many Colors

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/clippers/la-sp-blake-griffin-plaschke-20160127-column.html

    Say he behaved like a bully and should be punished as such.

    I think they need to be reminded that the team was owned by a racist bully not eem 3 years ago. His transvestite gf eem called him one in testimony and he bullied people who were potential renters of his properties with discrimination.

  • Too Many Colors

    Bye hun

  • Oh Tommie

    DFL!

  • Finding Forever…

    FIRST THING THAT COMES TO MIND, LOL–WHAT DID THE FIVE FINGERS SAY TO FACE? UNNNNIIIITTTTYYY, I’M RICK… BLAKE JAMES, B&TCH! TESTI DIDN’T GET THE JOKE, LOL…

  • Too Many Colors

    WHAT?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Goodnight!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I’m shocked you got a post about this at all.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile and I despise bullies…. this don’t fit the MO

  • Too Many Colors

    I KINDA am TOO. But Sandra is a sports fan. She used to do sports posts ALL the time. Then came Daquan…

  • Oh Tommie

    So as long as you commit your crimes after hours, you’re good? There is no after hours for pro athletes. Hell, I played ball in college and they stayed preaching to us about being a representative for the team, school, alumni, town, and everybody and their momma 24/7.

  • MookieFly

    “I want to apologize to the Clippers Organization, my teammates, and the fans for creating a distraction.”

    He ain’t sorry for ish

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Buzzkill

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Nice. One of the companies we used to share a floor with did this once a quarter for their employees. My dept never has, but they do use any excuse to buy wine & beer. ANY EXCUSE. LOL!

  • MookieFly

    I got my own margaritas mix bottle right in my drawer. A lit bit of tequila from the flask and it’s a done deal

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Don’t feed the BS bew … love ya !!!! You will see what I mean

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    (vampire voice) GoooD Night 😀

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    :pigsfly: Toodles 😉

  • Too Many Colors

    See above comment. He was MADE to represent a bully. Donald Sterling. He was a bully. MADE THEM. Was told if he did not play, he was going to get the PANTS fined off of him.

    So they can make him represent bullying contractually…but when HE is bullying punish him for it?

    WHAT part of the GAME is THAT?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    She hasn’t done them on the regular in a while. Plus, depending on her mood… **shrug** Yeah, you’re good to get this.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Fuggggggggg

  • Too Many Colors

    Too late

  • Buttercup

    Honey, we work hard and play harder. Our year end is at the end of the month, so they’re keeping us fed by bringing in lunch everyday and fun alcoholic drinks in the office. We already have all types of beer fridges, wine racks, and kegirators. But this FROZEN margarita machine? Shooooooot!

  • Finding Forever…

    Gotta SAVE face, BEFORE you get REPLACED…Heard there “might” be talk of a trade with Clippers & Celtics for him, sad if that’s the case.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    dead rofl … and sho said too late in my head … love yo azz

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Probably want to bang him out again now.

  • Buttercup

    These sprites LIVE and LOVE to party. They rented out a club for tomorrow night to celebrate our year end. It’s open bar all night and sure to bring tons of debauchery.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    The new space I sit in since I moved has 4 beer taps in their kitchen. Never seen that at an office before now and you say y’all got beer and wine racks and kegs?? Wow. Corporate America!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Lawd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    well damn rofl

  • Too Many Colors

    My aunt got one that we LITERALLY pass around the family lmaooo. She got it when Linens and Things went out of biz. A GOOD big metal kind. GIRLLLLL. I LOVE that thing.

  • Buttercup

    Yep. We try to limit drinking in the office until after 4, but it’s nothing to see someone with a beer at noon. I just say, “Any thing I can do to help?” because I know it’s been a rough day to start drinking at lunch.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    The sprites I work with love to DRINK. Putting up Christmas decorations? Let’s order some wine and egg nog. Taking the decorations down? Let’s order some beer and wine. Today is Friday? Let’s order lunch in and some beer and wine. Any gathering will have alcohol!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    They love to drink … I tend to party with them quite a bit ..don’t mind spending money to get ya drunk

  • Buttercup

    Is it the Margaritaville brand? I’ve been thinking of getting one. I want the one that has 3 containers.

  • Buttercup

    LOL. I would have that in my coffee cup like Wendell Williams does.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    You’re an employee no less. If your job sends you on business meeting and you act a monkey miles away with colleagues, you will be dealt with. U still represent the company or the league in Blake’s case.

  • MookieFly

    Hey sometimes you need a lil something to make it till ya get home. Had some leftover bubbly after new years lmao

  • Too Many Colors

    YES. It has the three containers on it. We be having lime, strawberry, and sometimes Pina Colada in that thing. That thing is like $400-500. But it was marked down to $200. My aunt was like I am making an INVESTMENT

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I feel ya !!!

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    LAWD,IM HOLLIN!!!!????

  • Finding Forever…

    Slide a little “hush” money & I wouldn’t press chargers neither; we are “boys” after all? Clipppers had to “WASH” this REAL QUICK, PR been working HARD since the former FOOL-OF-AN-OWNER, STERLING…

  • Buttercup

    LOL. Okay. I’ve had my eye on it for a while. I think I’ll ask for it for Valemtime’s Day.

  • Finding Forever…

    Got mine from QVC (spread the payments out), THEEE BEST…Offer smaller systems too, with one & two blenders…Accessories available, too. The brand has a website, too.

  • Milani

    New Post

  • Finding Forever…

    ALL I GOT FROM THE STORY, LOL 🙂

  • Too Many Colors

    We can agree to disagree. They are now saying that the ones present, got there sep. from the rest of the team. A day early. If me and my homegirl go to the business trip, and we get into it and we done paid our own way, why should it matter? Its 2 homegirls who HAPPEN to work at the same place…on a trip. I still dont agree with Matt Barnes getting suspended for whooping Derek Fisher down. That again, was off the court

  • Finding Forever…

    Matt told him he would catch him later (after retirement) & got fined another $35,000…Like DAMN when is ENOUGH, ENOUGH…NO FREEDOM OF SPEECH OR ANYTHING, LOL…

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    I wonder just what cud have been said…whayle,whatever it was, i bet a bih wont say it again!!!!?
    But on the real,ppl just need to not be so damn careless when joking especially with ppl they close with.some shyt just aint cool to say.i have a friend i done had to pull up by her draws…bout her mouth!

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    See, that’s the kinda Auntie I aim to be in the future for my sista nem kids, lol

  • Oh Tommie

    So when the victim of rape becomes a rapist then it’s all good? Just think about that for context. Sterling is a 99 year old WHITE MALE gazillionaire…why is everyone surprised that he’s racist and used unorthodox methods to conduct business? I respect your opinion, but ole boy needs to be disciplined by his team for that conduct.

  • Oh Tommie

    Now THAT right there is some baby back bullsheit!

  • Beyawnce

    fuk boys being fuk boys

  • JustB

    He seems humble…if his friend didnt press charges then he musta said something he knows he was wrong for…and for that the humble man went in…bet it wont happen again…

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    No I understand. I think because I was always mentored, and mentor, from the mindset of ‘you represent the company on the clock, off the clock, etc.’ To your example, I think about the many employees who had racial rants or did crazy stuff that had nothing to do with their jobs. But because people found out where they work, they were let go for their shenanigans. Yeah, I’M sure part of it was the employer not wanting to deal with backlash, but still.

    I know for these athletes, back in the day they could get away with stuff in off season or day off etc, but times have changed. Even if your job doesn’t fire you for the nonsense at hand, there are consequences. But I do see your POV. I just know, even in my position that oversees nobody, I still rep that company even when I’m off and away from them. Now, I didn’t say it was right, ijs.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Good for you Blake. Sometimes people can get too familiar, and from the sound of things that’s just what he did. Good for you Blake

  • VM

    I am a antique lurker and I am/have always been enamored with your font.

  • Too Many Colors

    Awe thanks

  • Hater

    ROFL, drink up!

  • Hater

    Bwahahahah, so on point!

  • Hater

    ??

  • Hater

    LOL

  • just being me

    So the giant Blake hit the other guy lots of times in his face and only caused minor injuries to him but broke Blake’s hand ????

  • free

    i’m trying to understand this, as well…..

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    What kinda job…

    Surely there are some vacancies with someone out for “vacation”.

  • Buttercup

    We’re a SaaS company.

  • WHYDFMLII

    Blake is so sensitive. He is easily riled up on the court as well. Dude probably made one too many ginger jokes. Anyway he has to be suspended. They were on a team trip so it being after hours or in Canada is irrelevant. Pay attention people.

  • Reginald Mathes

    exactly

  • Reginald Mathes

    exactly

  • Reginald Mathes

    exactly

  • alcstein

    Griffin is a punk & once a punk….